Using Medical Academic English Corpus for Postgraduates Students Academic Writing Training

Feng Zhang, Yuanhua Zheng, Li Li
2017 Theory and Practice in Language Studies  
This paper reports on the use of personal do-it-yourself medical academic corpora by postgraduate students for academic writing. Thirty-five graduate students in medicine attended our course in which they learn to build and use their self-compiled corpora of research articles to train themselves in academic writing. At the end of the course, they completed some questionnaires, which asked about their use of corpora in and after class, and six months after the course, they completed some similar
more » ... pleted some similar email questionnaires, which asked about their corpus use six months later. Some personal interviews were also conducted for users and nonusers. This paper also discusses reasons behind this change in the use of DIY corpora, and advocate some measures should be taken to encourage the long-term use of corpora and some of the challenges to be overcome for more widely use of the approach in the future.
doi:10.17507/tpls.0710.07 fatcat:oq7fvz5ymzcxpjxca3qmmrh6di